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13 items by Ed Ward

  • Live!

    Live! | ALBUM REVIEW

    Island is moving back into reggae, and intelligently, not with John Holt/Ken Boothe pop stuff but with roots music like Winston Rodney's Burning Spear, whose primitive, chant-based, two-chord songs deal with the essence of Rastafarian experience. The...

    April 9, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • Radio-Aktivitat

    Radio-Aktivitat | ALBUM REVIEW

    Instead of maintaining an icy detachment from its popularity, which might have been the best attitude to assume, Kraftwerk has attempted to duplicate Autobahn's success with a concept album. Like most concept albums, it's loaded with dead...

    February 12, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Red Octopus

    Red Octopus | ALBUM REVIEW

    The big news, of course, is that Marty Balin is back. Balin never seemed to be able to get it together outside the Airplane/Starship, although he certainly did try. But nearly everything he started crumbled before it...

    September 11, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane

    The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Jefferson Airplane has always been one of my very favorite rock bands of the non-blues — playing, white, American variety, and it has always been my contention that they were perhaps fated to advance what has...

    February 4, 1971 12:00 AM ET
  • Lick My Decals Off, Baby

    Lick My Decals Off, Baby | ALBUM REVIEW

    When I first heard Trout Mask Replica, I about puked. What is this shit, I thought. People I met talked about it in glowing terms — not just anybody, mind you, but people I genuinely respected when...

    December 10, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • New Morning

    New Morning | ALBUM REVIEW

    Well, friends, Bob Dylan is back with us again. I don't know how long he intends to stay, but I didn't ask him....

    November 26, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • The Rolling Stone Interview: Roger McGuinn

    The Rolling Stone Interview: Roger McGuinn | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 69 from October 29, 1970. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium...

    October 29, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Vintage Violence

    Vintage Violence | ALBUM REVIEW

    It was about 3:30 in the afternoon. Down 7th Street, a parade of parochial school girls wended its way towards the projects on Avenue D, the sidewalks coming alive with the plaid skirts swishing not quite in...

    September 17, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • World in Harmony

    World in Harmony | SONG REVIEW

    Why Reprise is pushing a klunker like "Manalishi" is beyond me. It's another of those aimless heavy things that goes nowhere. "World," on the...

    September 3, 1970 12:00 PM ET
  • The Green Manalishi

    The Green Manalishi | SONG REVIEW

    Why Reprise is pushing a klunker like "Manalishi" is beyond me. It's another of those aimless heavy things that goes nowhere. "World," on the...

    September 3, 1970 12:00 PM ET
  • Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Bet you didn't think I knew how to rock and roll ..." Well, to tell you the truth, Eric, we had begun to wonder. What with all the running around you've been doing of late, we'd begun to...

    September 3, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Mott The Hoople

    Mott The Hoople | ALBUM REVIEW

    Not so very long ago, some friends of mine circled a block for about five minutes while I tried to figure out which unreleased Dylan side we were listening to. I could have spared us the trouble...

    June 11, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Volunteers

    Volunteers | ALBUM REVIEW

    I guess it's all in what you look for in a rock and roll record. Now, I happen to think that the Jefferson Airplane, on the basis of what they have done on Bathing at Baxters' and now...

    February 21, 1970 12:00 AM ET
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